2019-01-10T08:22:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SolarWinds LEM?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SolarWinds LEM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Reseller

I would advise people to make themselves familiar with the SolarWinds work community which has all the users' comments and where you can get the newest topics about everything connected to the software. It makes sense to peek around there. There is also SolarWinds SCM online training which is a big help when getting started with the software. The product fills all our requirements but there is always room for improvement and so I would rate this product a nine out of 10.

2020-02-24T06:02:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-01-30T07:55:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I am not expecting a future release of SolarWinds LEM because they have released another solution. They are continuing with a new security event and information management (SEIM) solution that is more suitable for large-scale enterprises. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
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Top 10Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate SolarWinds LEM as somewhere between eight and ten, so let's say nine. To make it a ten they would have to make improvements in pricing, reporting, and product integration. These facets of the solution are not so bad now but they can be improved. The advice I would give people considering network event management would be to go with the product that appeals to me the most. The advice that I would like to give would be to go with NPM (Network Performance Monitor) which is a different, more sophisticated SolarWinds product. As far as I'm concerned, that is a product that can challenge any competing product out there on the market. If anyone is looking to do any type of network performance monitoring at a high level, I would definitely recommend Network Performance Monitor Orion — the Orion version of the product of SolarWinds is the one to go for. As far as NetFlow Analyzer, I like it and it fits some company's needs very well, but I've used better products. That is why I mention making improvements in its feature set. From a security perspective, which is a lot of work that I do, the Syslog Server needs to be completely integrated as a system service. That is one of my biggest wishes for the improvement of the LEM product at the moment because the product itself is a good product. The only trouble is that when server engineers work on the servers and they perform some type of updates to get the operating systems back on par, or need to do something with security updates and so on, the servers get stopped. When the servers are rebooted, the Syslog Server does not automatically restart. That is a major problem, especially from an auditing perspective.

2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
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Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is to really review their expectations. I know that some people who do not review their expectations are upset after the implementation because they feel that they are getting less than what they bargained for. People also have to consider the system resources, and what they will be on the physical box or on a VM. If the proper resources are not assigned then it will impact the solution. This is a good solution but there is no perfect system. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-09-15T16:43:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We are using the on-premises deployment solution. It is a good solution to work with and it's very easy to use. I would only ensure that the organization that decides to implement the solution has the internal capability to manage it. If not, then I would ensure that direct support or an SLA is in place to help handle any issues or troubleshoot problems. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-09-03T08:57:00Z
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Consultant

This is one of the good products in this market. People are always looking for easy-to-use products, and don't want to invest time on learning new or complex things. This is a solution that I recommend, although there are a lot of products that are better. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Real User

My advice to users of this solution is to make sure that you know what it is you are looking for, and what it is you are trying to log. Otherwise, it will be difficult to manage.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
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